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THE BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 9. 1918.
, U-BOATS PROVE
, GRAVE PROBLEM
FOR THE ALLIES
-English Press Congratulates
America Over Failure of Ger
mans to Stop Transport
' , Of Troops.
London, Feb. 8. That the sinking
, , the liner Tuscania will stimulate the
United States to even greater resolve
and sterner efforts on behalf of the
fight for democracy is the opinion
generally expressed in editorial com
ment in the morning newspapers.
Satisfaction is expressed and con
gratulations are extended that this,
the first disaster to many American
transports, shows the emptiness of the
German boast that the submarines
would render the transportation of the
American ' armies impossible and
would intimidate the Americans.
U-Poat Menace Serious.
Nevertheless, it is declared, it is
too much to hope that the Tuscania
will be the last victim, though the
conviction is expressed that the
American nation realizes fully the dif
ficulties ahead and is prepared to meet
Some of the editorials say that the
'submarine menace has not yet been
mastered and remains a grave prob
lem to which the allies, especially
4 Great Britain and the United States,
must devote all their energies, fn view
of the imperative need of keeping the
Atlantic route open.
l FOR MEN TO AID
IN FOOD WORK
The business of the food adminis
tration for Nebraska has grown to
such enormous volume that Adminis
trator Wattles has requested the as
A. sistance of patriotic business men of
the city and state for patriotic service.
Mr. Wattles wants two or three
successful business men of proven
ability who can volunteer a part of
their time at least in helping him ad
minister the duties of the food ad
ministration. He seeks men who are
capable of acting as deputy state ad
ministrators and who can give the
service the nation requires.
He also wants several men who are
thoroughly familiar with food admin
istration affairs or who will familiar
, ize themselves and who can go out in
the state in the interests of food con
servation. While there are no sal
aries attached the traveling expenses
will be paid and Nebraska's patriotic
citizens will be enabled to do their
part in winning the war.
"The business of the food adminis
tration has grown by leaps and
bounds," said Wattles. "We must
have assistance of men who have
dealt in big things and who think in
. a big way., I desire that men who
want to d6 their part' notify 'me as
soon as possible. This is a state
wide ajppeal. .
Germany Ready to Offer
Peace to Roumanians
f Amsterdam, Feb. 8. A telegram
from Berlin quotes the Boersen Ga
zette that as a result of conferences
at Berlin, an agreement has been
reached regarding the peace terms to
be offerd by th central powers to
Roumania. The report is confirmed
by the Essener Allgemeine Zeitung
which says that Roumania can obtain
compensation in southwesten Bessa
rabia for the annexation of Dobrudja
by Bulgaria. The newspaper suggests
that Roumania and the Ukraine make
common cause against the Russian
Boy Scout Council Has
Re-elected Its Board
The Omaha Council of Boy Scouts
at a meeting Friday noon re-elected
the executive board for another year.
Dr. E. C. Henry was elected presi
dent, J. DeForrest Richards was mads
first vice president, T. B. Coleman was
made second vice president, Gus Mil
ler was elected secretary, John Welch,
commissioner, and W. H. Rhoades,
Naval Commander Passes
Furlough in Omaha Home
Allen Reed, a commander in the
navy, is passing a few days' furlough
in Omaha. His home is at 128 North
Twins Born to Mr. and
Mrs. Trixie, Riverview Park
Two cubs were born to Mr. and
Mrs. Trixie, Riverview park, this
week. The mother is "doing as well
as could be expected." She is a
brown bear in the park zoo.
MRS. ENEL HOLST, aged 83
years, died at the iiom? of her daugh
ter, Mrs. P. H. Steyer, Thursday morn
ing. She has been a resident of Ne
braska for 45 years. She Is survived
by three daughter, Mrs. F. W. Engler
and Mrs. P. JI. Steyer of Omaha, Mrs.
Charles Tibke of Haines City, Fla., and
two granddaughters, Mrs. C. B.
Stokes of Philadelphia and Miss
. Mabel Engler of Omjiha, The funeral
will be held Sunday at 2 o'clock from
the residence of her daughter, Mrs. P.
H. Steyer, 2528 Bristol street. Rev.
F. W. Leavitt will have charge of the
services. Burial will be at Prospect
The Office of
Omaha Building & Loan Ass'n
' Is Open Saturdays From
8 A. IYI. to 3 P.M.
Other Week Days From 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
February 12 LincoIrTs Birthday and
February 22 Washington's Birthday
are legal holidayand this office will b closed on both of these days.
N. W. Cor. Dodge and 15th Sts.
Brie) City News
lie Root Print It Hw Beacon Pre.
Lighting Fixtures. Brirgeas-Granden.
Acreage In City, $4SO t'p Get a
garden quick. Doug. 2947.
Kenneth S. Finiayson has removed
his law offices to 920 First National
Belle Hatch Goes Kast Belle
Hatch has gone to New York and Chi
cago on a buying trip.
Robt. C. Druesedow & Co., stocks
and bonds and local securities, 860
Omaha Nat. Bank Bldg.
Thrift is the spur prudence works
m youth for prosperity in age. Ne
braska Savings & Loan Ass'n shows
the way. 211 S. 18th St
XcgTO Fined $100 Charles Mcr
Clure, negro, charged with unlawful
possession of liquor, was fined $100
and costs in police court Friday morn
ing. MeCHntock in France Captain H.
K. SicClintock has arrived safely In
France, according to word received
by Mrs. McClintock. Captain Mc
Clintock was formerly assistant engi
neer with the Onion Pacific.
State Bank of Omaha, corner Six
teenth and Harney streets, pays 4 per
cent on time deposits; 3 per cent
on savings accounts. All deposits in
this bank are protected by the de
positors' guarantee fund of the state
of Nebraska. Adv.
Red Cross Wants Coat Haneers
Th,e Red Cross wants your surplus
coat hangers. Bring them to the sal
vage department of the Red Cross at
1409 Harney street, where they will
be taken care of and turned Into
money for the Red Cross and for boys
Surprise for Reynolds H. A.
Reynolds, advertising manager for
Orkin Bros, store, was given a com
plete surprise Thursday night, when
J. L. Orkin and 25 employes of the
store walked Into his home, where
they took possession and passed a
most pleasant evening.
Clothing for Needy A large box of
clothing has been received by The Bee
from Rev. A."B. Roberts of Neligh,
Neb. The box has been sent to Mrs.
G. W. Doane, general secretary of the
Associated Charities. The clothing
will be placed where it will do the
most good among needy ones.
Fine fireplace goods at Sunderlands.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 8. (Special
Telegram.) Before closing its ses
sion here this afternoon the Nebraska
Retail Hardware Dealers' association
passed resolutions declaring against
the publication of newspapers in the
German language, but the thrilling
moment of the convention came when
Fred W. Edinger of Plainview, elected
first vice president, arose in the con
vention and denied that he was under
bond for disloyal uttperanct or had
ever done a disloyal act. He did this
to refute a rumor circulated at the
session to that effect. He said he
came to this country 35 years ago, had
accumilated his property here and was
for the United States, right or wrong.
The convention arose to its feet and
Officers elected were, Charles Sha-
han, Kearney, president; Fred W.
Ebinger and L. W. Waldorf of
Western vice presidents; and W. C.
Klein of Milford was elected treasurer.-
SON OF JUDGE
(From a Stiff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Feb. 8. (Special.) Cap
tain H. P. Letton, son of Judge Let
ton of the supreme court, was on the
transport Tuscania sunk by a sub
marine off the Irish coast Tuesday
As soon asthe announcement was
made that the boat had been sunk
Judge Letton wired to Congressman
Reavis in Washington for information
and this morning received a mesJage
that Captain Letton was on the trans
port, but nothing further was known
as to his condition.
May Cut Down Railway
Stops to Save Fuel
Washington, Feb. 8. Elimination
of one-third of the present electric
railway stops is under consideration
by the fuel administration as a means
of saving fuel supplies. Exports esti
mate that enforcement of the, plan
would conserve more than 1,250,000
ons of coal annually.
In cities stops would be limited
eight to the mile, in suburban not
more than four to the mile.
Army Establishes Flying
Station in California
Washington, Feb. 10. Establish
ment of an army flying field at River
side, Cal., has been authorized by the
War department. Contracts calling
for construction of hangars, barracks,
machine shops and storage ware
houses already have been let.
Double Tragedy Follows
Married Man 8 Flirtation
Salida, Colo, Feb. 8. Mrs. Evelyn
Conley, wife of Harry Conley of
Salida, was found yesterday in her
home with t n empty poison bottle
in her hand. She left a note saying
she had seen her husband with an
other woman. A telegram was dis
patched to Mrs. Conley's sister,
Miss Gladys Adams of Santa Cruzw
Cal., informing her of Mrs. Con
ley's death. Miss Adams fell dead
when she read it.
Before the coroners jury today,
Miss Violet McComb and Conley
professed love for each other. Con
ley said he had planned to tell Mrs.
Conley of their relations? Conley
announced he would take his wife's
body to California.
RAIN AND SHOW FALL
High Wind From North Ac
companies Soaking Drizzle;
Rail Men Say Crops Will
Rain and snow over all Nebraska
is the report that comes to the rail
roads. The snow is wet and heavy
and consequently is not drifting, and
the rain is of the drizzling kind, soak
ing into the ground. Generally there
is a high wind from the north.
According to the morning report to
the railroads, during Thursday night
there was a heavy fall of snow, mixed
with rain, covering all the northwest
ern portion of Nebraska, extending
well up into Wyoming. Tarther
south and down in the MjCook coun
try, and over into Kansas, all night
there was a light, drizzling rain.
Farther east the rain set in this morn
ing, reaching over into the Missouri
valley country and across into Iowa.
Through the country west of the
Missouri river, according to the sta
tion reports of the railroads, there
are few places where temperatures
are below freezing and none where it
is colder than 24 degrees above zero.
Generally the range is 36 to 48 de
Railroad men are taking an opto
mistic view of the weather condition,
asserting that a heavy rain, or a
blanket of wet snow, covering the
state at this tune will be worth mil
lions of dollars in the way of a crop
stimulator for next season.
The lines of road in Nebraska are
so thoroughly cleared of freight now
that no fears of a congestion are
feared, and it is asserted that if there
should be a snow blockade, owing to
the preparedness methods that have
been adopted and the near approach
of warm weather, it could continue
only a few days at the longest.
The annual smoker and fudge night
of the Omaha chapter of the Ameri
can Institute of Banking was held
last night at the Loyal hotel grill
room, at which time a war savings
society was formed of all the junior
officers and employes of the Omaha
banks. Origen Williams, assistant
cashier of the United States National
bank, was elected president of the
society, and Muss Ruth Gustafson,
teller at the Stafe Bank of Omaha
was elected secretary. The sticiety
has about ISO members and these
members have pledged themselves to
become systematic savers, and to re
frain from unnecessary expenditure
of money. They also pledged their
assistance to the government in de
veloping the habi: of thrift and they
agreed to invest their savings in war
savings stamps. Their slogan is that
a thrift stamp a day will keep the
On the program 6f speeches which
preceded the organization of the war
savings society were Gwyer H.
Yates, Arthur L. Palmer, Ezra Mil
lard, Prof. Edwin Puis of Bellevue
college, Harry O. Palmer.
. Starting at
A Most Extraordinary Sale of
THIS STORE is used to doing big things in a big way, but
Saturday's $15.00 Dress offer gives promise to make the
average merchandising event appear decidedly insignifi
cant Smart Serges, Taffetas, Satins, Crepe de Chines and
Georgettes, in wide range of colors clever new spring styles.
Not a dress in the entire lot worth less than $25.00; your un
restricted choice, while they last
Thorough and Final Clearaway of
Women's and Misses Coats
Buys COATS That Formerly
. Sold Up to $25
The last word in style many are Fur
trimmed, shown in Kerseys, Velours,
Meltons and Novelties many colors.
If yon need a coat this sale surely af
fords the opportunity to secure it.
200 SKIRTS A? $5?5.
Actually Worth Up to $12.50.
Plain and new stripe Satins, Taf
fetas as well as Serges Faille,
Poplins every color, new pocket
effects. These are strictly Spring
1918 styles; your choice
From mur Near EMhbm
W. H. Davidson returned horn last Thurs
day from an extended trip to Florida and
other southern cities.
Springfield baa been mad a presidential
Carl Olderos has been reappointed post
master of the Springfield puatofflre.
Grand Custodian Robert K. French of the
Masonic lodes cava Instruction to the mem
bers of that order last Friday. '
A cablegram was received last Sunday by
W. M. Kleck announcing the safe arrival of
bis son. Lieutenant W. U. Kleck, In francs.
Th publio school gave a box social last
Friday night which brought them I2S5.15.
One hundred and twenty-eight dollar of
this was given to the Ked Cross fund.
Harry Edmanson and wife of near Pa
pllllon were In town this week. They will
leave aoon for California, where they will
make their future home.
Verna Ely visited her brother, Harold, at
Camp Funston the forepart of the .week. ,
Alois Klwell started for Boston last
Wednesday, where he will take training In
a technlo school for machinists. He has
Joined th signal service.
Claud Botorff of I.aJunla. Colo., is here
visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mr a. M.
Dr. Yates of Ralston waa here Tuesday on
Mrs. Oliver Blshllng of Ewlng is visiting
her father, Mr. James White.
Miss Klltabeth Graham has gone to
Omaha, where she haa employment with the
V. A. Besack of Louisville visited his
brother, C. A. Besack. the first of the week.
Miss Rnwena Pollard 1 visiting her par
ents at Nehawka.
A Red Cross box at the box social aold for
The Red Crosa Sewing circle has organ
ised an evening class to mak surgical
Miss l'car) Carpenter enter tallied the X
I,, class of the Preabytortan Sunday school
Miss Cordelia Gramllch, county superin
tendent, attended the Red Cross meeting in
Sergeant Ralston Spearman of Fort Dodge,
la., visited at his heme her this week.
The following young men of Sarpy coun
ty's draft havn volunteered for uneclal lines:
J. A. Klwell of Bpringflefd has gone to Bos
ton, Mass., where he will take a course In a
school for aeronautics. Roy Prlscoll of
Gretna haa gone t Albany, N. Y., to enter
the ordnance department. C. E. Holley of
Bellevue has gone to Fort Oglethorpe. Oa..
as a psychologist. Merden W.J Harris of
I.a Platte and Vernon li. Llttrelt of Gretna
have gone to Camp Funston, Kan.
The Woman's club met Wednesday after
noon with Mrs. G. P. Miller. Mesdames
Dooley, Postl and Moore were the assist
ing hostesses. The afternoon was spent In
Red Cross sewing. The following officers
were elected for next year: President. Mrs.
Look for the Bayer Cross .
when you buy Aspirin.
It is on every tablet and
every package of the
TABLETS fai pcK.t bom., of 13 ThetrsdeinarlcMA8pirin,(Ref.U.S.Ptt.OfI.)
Bottlof 24 and 100 is a guarantee that the monoaceticacidester
CAPSULES of aalicylicacid in these tablet and capsules is
in seaUd pack of 12 and 24 of the reliable Bayer manufacture.
9 of Clock Saturday Morning
0 sS DRESS
Bought to Sell at
$25, $27.50 and $30
George. Boyer; vie president, Mrs. C. P.
Miller; recording secretary, Mr. Thomas
lKwIey; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Fred
Hell; treasurer, Mrs. C. T. Tlk.
Charles Grau waa In Omaha Wednesday.
Hans Meeves held a publio sal on Tues
day. Mra. H. D. Lebbert left Friday for Okla
homa City to visit her daughter and family.
Dora Dlerks la confined to lb house with
an attack of chlckenpox. '
Bert liolllnger returned from Texas Sat
urday, leaving his brother, Chris, recovering
John Hosier was Injured Tuesday when a
heavily shod horse kicked him In the fore
head. Mrs. I aura Holt, district deputy of the
Royal Neighbors, alii be present at th reg
ular meeting next Thursday afternoon.
Last Friday morning while thawing out a
water tank a can of gasoline exploded se
verely burning Eggert, the 13-year-old son
of Mr. and Mra. George Ohrt. Mr. Ohrt was
painfully burned shout the handa whtl help
ing his son to extinguish the flame. N
PETE SAYS HE'S
Jail Is Camouflaged
at "First Class Hotel"
300 YEARS OLD
Pete Klaitsch insists he is 300 years
old. He was arrested Thursday by
federal authorities.. Chief Eberstein
of the bureau of investigation couldn't
get any sense out of the man and
turned him over to United States
Marshal Flynn, but when jail was
mentioned Pete interposed an objec
tion. "No. I not go to jail," he said firm
ly. "I been in jail. I go to good
He was turned over to Deputy
"I'll take you to a good hotel," said
Quinley as he sauntered forth with
the 300-vear-old Drisoner. Arriving
at Seventeenth and Farnam streets !
Quinley pointed to the court house.
"How do you like tha,t hotel?" he
"Looks like good hotel," said Pete.
In through the palatial front en
trance Quinley and Pete went and
in to the elevator.
"Got a good room up here?" Quin-
Buys COATS That Formerly
Sold Up to $45
Beautiful .models fashioned from Ve-
lour, Broadcloth, Pom Poms, Kerseys,
etc. rich satin linings. Hugh collars,
many generously trimmed with fur, ker
ami and rich plush; every wanted color
is included in this great value group.
50 SUITS tfogr $15
Many Suitable for Spring Wear?
Serges, in navy and other wanted
colors, form the majority of this
attractive lot. It'a an opportunity
that comes but once. Take ad
vantage of it Saturday
ley asked Mike, t'ue elevator man.
"You bet," said Mike. Soon Quin
lev and the guest were in the sheriff's
"How old are you?" asked the jail
"Three hun'erd years," said Fete, as
he was ushered upstairs to his room.
S. E. Brown, Former Omaha
Man, Dies at El Paso, Tex.
Stewart Edwards Brown, former
Omaha man, died at El Paso, Tex.,
after a prolonged illness. He was 36
years old. Mr. Brown came to Omaha
from Sioux City in 1915, but in the
fall of 1917 he left this city to locate
at El Paso.
The SUITS and OVERCOATS
In Our SPECIAL PURCHASE SALE
"The Home of Kuppenheimer"
Are Qualities Not to Be Duplicated Again. ,
PUBE WOOL GABMENTS are scarce and we urge
you to buy your garments for future use NOW while you
can secure the same reliable "all wool" merchandise at
Pricc$ Way Below There True Value
"While this store appears small it contains the best and
biggest assortment of fine clothing 'in town"
O'Coats, at......... """" - Vr"r"
O'Coats, at Xt vr
Special Sale of
Continues See Our Windows.
( New Spring Line of
Arriving daily. ' Your are
invited to look them over.
1415 Farnam Street.
KEEPING SOLDIERS STRONG
Early in the vorld-war cod liver oil was selected
to fortify the health of soldiers against the rigors and es
posure of camp life and to help build up enduring strength.
that actually guarantees the
Liver Oil which is refined in
It is skilfully emulsified to promote prompt assimila
tion which is always difficult with the raw ofl.
Scott's Emulsion is famous for putting power in
. the blood to thwart
lun trouble. It is
Many people will read tomor
row's Want-Ads, looking for
that used piano or other mu
sical instrument you wish to
sell. They will respond to
your ad if you
Phone Tyler 1000
Between 8 A. M. and 10 P. M. Today
You iare as close to
THE BEE WANT AD DEPT.
as your phone is to you
Bureau of Publicity Will Pay
$10 for New Omaha Slogan
A slogan for Omaha is wanted by
the bureau of publicity of the Omaha1
Chamber of Commerce. This time
it is to be a slogan which will show,
in a few crisp words why Omaha,
should be advertised the world over.
The slogan will be used in the cam
paign to raise $50,000 for the year's
advertising of Omaha throughout the
country. A prize of $10 is offered
by the bureau for the person who
suggests the acceptable slogan.
Some slogans already suggested
are: "It pays to advertise Omaha,"
"Let's make Uncle Sam say Omaha,"
"We -know Omaha, let's tell others."
r. . .
meeting, Feb. 12, Dr. Frank "W.
Ounsaulus will b orator of the '
day. You are urged to be present
pure quality of Norwegian Cod
our own American laboratories.
colds, grippe, pneumonia and
free from, alcohol or opiates.
Bownc. BlcovE-fold. N. J.
1508-1510 Douglas St.
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